Illegal crossings of our southern border have dropped by 72% since December 2016. Many foreign nationals, it seems, are too afraid of the potential consequences associated with just hopping across the border at the present time. If only from the perspective of public health, this is a great development. As has often been noted here, people who want to come to our country legally are absolutely welcomed; those who believe that our laws don't apply to them are not.
Some who are already living here illegally are even giving up government food stamps and declining to visit charity food pantries! This, too, is a good thing, as it aligns us more with Canadian immigration policies: if you can't support yourself, you're not allowed in.
Another mother without papers who calls herself "Kristina" has eight children, several of whom are U.S. citizens and qualify for food stamps. She says the community-based non-profit LSA Family Health Service talked her out of canceling the benefits, but she remains fearful.
Yeah, keep pumping out the kids, "Kristina". I hope she's "fearful".
And as for the Trump administration, its off to a good start, but it really needs to get serious about whacking those who employ illegal aliens. Those people need to be hit really hard, and where it hurts them the most.
Fear and loathing among illegal aliens is a good start. Now, we need to ensure that those who employ them here get the same thing.